Poverty and its unarticulated state are synonymous with the fall of Icarus that went unnoticed. It is a growing problem and globally has not found an egress. The poor people occupy a subaltern status in our world that are not given a chance to articulate. With each passing day, the number of people dying of poverty is increasing and it truly affrights the well-being of the world. According to the 2010 U.S Census, 45,000 people die in the U.S. because they lack access to the basic needs that are essential for sustenance.
The failure of the government surfaces when such cases catch the eye of the masses both on national and international forums. Lack of medical healthcare, employment, unequal distribution of wealth etc. contribute to the poor state of the people and in extreme cases become fatal. Following are some of the melancholic cases can open your eyes to the grim reality of the world.
- African-Americans: The Hunger and Poverty Facts
The history of Africans in America goes way back with startling and jolting truths. The diaspora for Africans proved to nurture in some parts but mainly it was cataclysmic. The 7 out of 10 countries with the highest food shortage are mainly inhibited by the African-Americans. Moreover, the survival rate of a black infant is less than a white infant in America. The reason is an inadequate supply of staple needs to the pregnant black women.
A household of an African-American living in abject poverty
- Starvation: A Far Cry from Nigeria
The horrifying humanitarian crisis has left many helpless. The situation requires our immediate action. If this cry goes unheard then 90,000 children are expected to die in Nigeria according to the report by Unicef. The terrorist insurgency of Boko Haram has left 400,000 children malnourished and many stand on the verge of death. Starvation has completely taken over and subjects await a humanitarian mercy.
Poverty stricken children in Nigeria
So these are some of the shocking truths that need our immediate attention to fight the problem of global poverty.
Author: Malik Noureed Awan